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Public Health Nutrition MSc 2017/18 entry

Course code:

HLST124

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:

January 2017 start - £11,280 | September 2017 start - £11,846

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

This course brings together the science of nutrition and the innovation of business to expand student’s horizons beyond the more traditional approaches to public health nutrition. It will enhance your public health and nutrition knowledge and skills.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

Throughout your course you will study key issues in public health nutrition and the influence of policy and the wider environment.

 

Modules

Overview

The first semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to critically explore key nutrition issues pertinent to public health.

You will also critique the role of public health policy, at international, national and local level alongside exploring a range of public health nutrition programmes. This provides a platform for you then to develop business acumen and a critical understanding on the role of media and other communication in public health nutrition.

The final semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to carry out your own public health nutrition research project.

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Human nutrition, including nutrients in health and disease: ‘hot’ topics in nutrition;
    • Public Health Policy and Practice;
    • Whole-Person Nutrition including the role of spirituality;
    • Nutritional Journalism;
    • Entrepreneurial Nutrition;
    • research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.

In more detail...

  • Opportunities to apply for work experience in public health nutrition.
  • A focus on the science of nutrition and public health policy and practice;
  • Innovative and creative approaches to tackling public health nutrition issues, including a focus on business and media;
  • A diverse teaching team including a range of public health nutrition academic experts who are committed to providing a range of excellent teaching and learning experiences;
  • Access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include food poverty, obesogenic environments, behaviour change and whole-person care including spirituality;

The University runs a number of specific schemes to allow students periods of overseas study or work experience and the University offers a limited number of International Experience and Mobility Grants to enable such visits. A number of students in our School, across a range of courses, have been successful in securing places via these schemes.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, health science, or sports and exercise science.

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, health science, or sports and exercise science.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5 in all components. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, health science, or sports and exercise science.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5 in all components. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

January 2017 start - £5,799 | September 2017 start - £6,212 (per year)


January 2018

January 2017 start - £5,799 | September 2017 start - £6,212 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

January 2017 start - £5,799 | September 2017 start - £6,212 (per year)


January 2018

January 2017 start - £5,799 | September 2017 start - £6,212 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

January 2017 start - £11,280 | September 2017 start - £11,846 (per year)


January 2018

January 2017 start - £11,280 | September 2017 start - £11,846 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

The Public Health Nutrition MSc is designed to provide students with a wide range of critical knowledge and skills in public health and nutrition in order to make you attractive to a range of employers or to enhance your current career.

Moreover it intends to develop a range of skills essential for working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the 21st century. Thus the development of business acumen and creativity is a special feature of this course.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to work in a range of careers such as public health; government and non-government organisations; social enterprises; freelance nutrition and the food industry.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.